Hampton Inn - College Park
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No pictures for the last two days in DC. On Monday we went to the National Archives. In the morning we did a little genealogy on the bottom floor and in the afternoon we went upstairs to see our nation's original documents. We saw the originals of: Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No photography allowed.
Tuesday we went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Very sobering, ...
... this city and it's buildings but that is the way it is. Took heaps of photos along with some with the autumn colours in the trees. We noticed a queue waiting to get into the Visitor Centre. We joined and found out we could join a tour (free as well) to see the inside. After going through the usual security checks we joined another queue for the tour. We filed into a theatre to watch a film about the history surrounding the origin ...
... DC. Pennsylvania Ave leading up to the White House was closed because the president of some other country (don't know who yet) is staying at the Willard Hotel.
Tomorrow we have a tour of the Capitol Building thanks to our friend, George Price. We are super excited. No telling who we might see.
... bed where Lincoln died in the building across the street.
We ended the day with a walk through the International Spy Museum. While this was a little "Hollywood," it did contain quite a lot of cool spy stuff, like shoes with hidden compartments, spy cameras, and other things straight out of James Bond movies. We learned that the movies are not really all that far off when it comes to spycraft, and sometimes the spy agencies ...
So yesterday on our second day we visited Arlington National Cemetery, the national holocaust museum, and Smithsonian museum of Natural History. Arlington was amazing. I haven't been there since I was in second grade and I remembered many things but definitely not everything. We saw the tomb of the unknown soldier, the changing of the guard, the memorial for the Challenger and Columbia, the JFK ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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